1931 Arist Dethleffs
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1931 Arist Dethleffs
1931
Arist Dethleffs builds Germany's first caravan, the so-called "Wohnauto" ["Live-in car"].
1955 Knospe
1955
Construction of the legendary caravan "Knospe" ["Bud"] by LMC
1956 Hymer Bachemgelände
1956
Erwin Hymer takes over part of the Bachem property and enters into the recreational vehicle industry together with Erich Bachem.
1957 Puck
1957
Construction of the travel trailer "Weltbummler" [Globetrotter] by TEC. The first prototypes of the Ur-Troll, Puck and Faun are produced in close cooperation between Erwin Hymer and Erich Bachem.
Hymer 1958 Serienproduktion Eriba
1958
Hymer starts serial production of the famous Eriba-Touring series, which is still known today.
1961
1961
Construction of the first motorhome.
1972 Hymermobil
1972
Hymer begins the series production of the Hymermobil – the first fully integrated recreational vehicle.
1980-1983 Hymer Baureihe
1980 - 1983
Premières of different Hymer series such as the trend-setting B-class.
1990 Hymer Börsengang
1990
Founding and initial public offering Hymer AG.
1991
1991
Acquisition of LMC by CMC.
1996 Nibi
1996
Acquisition of Niesmann+Bischoff by Hymer AG.
1998
1998
Acquisition of Bürstner by Hymer AG, founding of Movera GmbH as joint venture between Hymer AG and CMC.
2000 Laika
2000
Acquisition of Laika Caravans S.p.A.
2004 Familienstiftung
2004
Founding of McRent by Dethleffs, founding of the Dethleffs Family Foundation.
2006 expo Camp
2006
Opening of Expocamp.
2012 Hymer Paravano
2012
Evan Study by Dethleffs – the van among recreational vehicles LLT — Long Life Technologies, a new and improved structural technology for recreational vehicles by LMC Hymer makes it possible for handicapped people to achieve a new quality of life with "Paravano". The vehicle celebrates its première at the Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf.
2013 Niesmann-Bischoff Flair
2013
The Dethleffs Customer Centre opens its gates with an extensive vehicle exhibition. Successful withdrawal from the stock exchange. Hymer once again becomes a family-owned business. Changing motorhomes. Niesmann+Bischoff present a new vehicle generation. Multiple award-winning vehicle design for Arto by Niesmann+Bischoff.
2014 Hymer
2014
Changing motorhomes. Niesmann+Bischoff present a new vehicle generation. Multiple award-winning vehicle design for Arto of Niesmann+Bischoff. Founding of Erwin Hymer Group AG & Co. KG Safest recreational vehicle of its class. Hymer ML-T on Mercedes-Sprinter basis with standard lateral wind assistance system and expanded safety systems.
2015 Erwin Hymer World
2015
Opening of Erwin Hymer World (formerly Expocamp), the flagship store of the Erwin Hymer Group.
2016 Roadtrek
2016
Acquisition of Roadtrek by the Erwin Hymer Group. Acquisition of Best Time RV by the Erwin Hymer Group.
2017 Autonomes Fahren
2017
Acquisition of The Explorer Group UK Ltd., founding of Erwin Hymer Group Ltd. In 2017, the Erwin Hymer Group, as the first corporation worldwide, was granted the permission to test autonomously driving recreational vehicles on public roads. Acquisition of American Fastbacks and Cliffride by the Erwin Hymer Group
2018 Cliffride
2018
Erwin Hymer Group acquires American Fastbacks and Cliffride.